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watcher
04-07-2005, 08:47 AM
I got hit by a bus while riding my bicycle two weeks ago. I must confess in the emergency room I was thinking that at least I would have more time for writing.
Life is surreal right now. :Wha:

Compton
04-07-2005, 08:54 AM
That's terrible.

On the plus side, you got hit by a bus and LIVED.

Get well.

paprikapink
04-07-2005, 09:11 AM
No way! Really? I hope you are not too badly injured. At least it sounds like you can still write. That's good.

Have many of your friends taken this opportunity to employ the old line about "getting the number of the bus that hit you"? Have lawyers been calling you day and night? What is it *like* to get hit by a bus, for cryingoutloud? This is really an archetypal experience. I hope you write all about it and then tell us were we can find it when it is published.

And best wishes for a speedy recovery!

-pkpk

Nivvie
04-07-2005, 10:07 AM
Wow, that's the modern day equivilent of going off to fight a dragon and making it back.


Arise Sir Watcher!
Oo, or Dame Watcher.

Cabria
04-07-2005, 03:11 PM
Whoaa....hope you're o.k. and nothing too serious in injuries. No doubt, the negative ordeal with give you something of intensity to write about. Take care.

Debbie

Maryn
04-07-2005, 06:17 PM
Thank goodness you're 1) alive, 2) recovered enough to be here, and 3) able to see the silver lining, time to write.

Every time I have a brush with a hospital, I get material that makes its way into my writing. Last time, distracted by scary medical thoughts, I realized quite belatedly that I was staring-without-seeing at a little person (dwarf, not child), who clearly didn't like it. I immediately shifted my eyes 180 degrees--onto a woman who was at least seven feet tall.

Voila, there's now a little person in my WIP. I may give a giant a walk-on.

Maryn

CACTUSWENDY
04-07-2005, 06:58 PM
:scared: Please never request any extra writing time for me...ok?:D (I'm glad you are doing fine with you lay-up time) At least you always see your glass as half-full. That's a very good trait.

Arisa81
04-07-2005, 07:42 PM
Watcher, I am glad you're okay ! :) Get well soon.

DaveKuzminski
04-07-2005, 08:08 PM
Has no one noticed yet the irony in what happened with Watcher's handle here? ;)

Wishing you well. Hope you have a good attorney. Speaking from experience, you do not want to assume that once you get out of the hospital and appear to have recuperated that you are once more all right. That will never happen. The injury may heal, but that doesn't mean it won't aggravate you at some later time when the weather changes or some other source irritates it. In other words, your medical expenses might not end anytime soon. I still suffer regularly from injuries that occurred as much as forty years ago.

Azure Skye
04-07-2005, 08:26 PM
Oh dear. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.:kiss:

aspier
04-07-2005, 08:34 PM
Had same, years ago, only I was in the bus doining a holliday job co-driving when it happened! Its unbelievable how ones vision of things change while laying there in hospital and how growth inside takes place! Hope is not too bad and when you come out, well you'll see, your poems will be more mature.

Speedy recovery, ok?

arrowqueen
04-08-2005, 01:09 AM
Ouch! Thank goodness you're okay.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

watcher
04-08-2005, 08:15 AM
The dragon analogy is right on. I was looking up into its eyes as its wheel-teeth crunched down on my foot. And beleive it or not I was watching; I saw the whole thing. It did remind me of a metallic beast (with a little helpless driver inside, feeling helpless at that moment anyway.)

By the way, I am a maiden. And thanks for the thoughts; they're helping.

Fractured_Chaos
04-08-2005, 08:47 AM
The dragon analogy is right on. I was looking up into its eyes as its wheel-teeth crunched down on my foot. And beleive it or not I was watching; I saw the whole thing. It did remind me of a metallic beast (with a little helpless driver inside, feeling helpless at that moment anyway.)

By the way, I am a maiden. And thanks for the thoughts; they're helping.

:eek: I didn't DO it! I swear!

And I'm glad to hear you're alright, Watcher. :Hug2:

Melina
04-08-2005, 06:12 PM
Sorry you had to go through that, but so glad you're here to tell us about it! Take care and hugs! :Hug2:


Melina

maestrowork
04-08-2005, 08:46 PM
Speedy recovery!!! And yes, write, write, and write! ;)

watcher
04-11-2005, 06:46 AM
Hey Maestro

I like your new picture. Is that your better half?:Jump:

JennaGlatzer
04-11-2005, 09:57 PM
Wow, Watcher, glad you're OK! I suppose your foot is broken... is the rest of you in tact?

biotales
04-11-2005, 10:13 PM
:Sun: :Guitar:
Here is a lil sunshine and a lil music to make it alllllll better....
cuz I have out grown kissing boo boo's

Celeste
04-11-2005, 10:16 PM
Whoa! Hit by a bus! I'm happy to hear you made it!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

celeste

bjewel77
04-11-2005, 11:36 PM
Hope you have a speedy recovery and are back on your bike soon!

Elincoln
04-12-2005, 06:23 AM
Oh man. :scared: Well I hope you feel better soon, and good luck with your writing. Just remember: Nurses make great readers!

-Elaine

watcher
04-14-2005, 08:48 AM
Actually Jenna everything in my foot was just crunched together. I have treadmarks on the top of my foot. I have a crack in my tibia bone just under my knee. I really can't believe nothing else was broken. That's the surreal part. My foot, ankle and calf are still swelling three weeks later if I don't keep them elevated. If you're going to get hit by a bus you definitely want to do it like I did. I wouldn't recommend it, of course; it's embarrassing to have to tell people you got hit by a bus. [sigh] It does keep me humble though. :faint:

And Elaine:

They just don't have enough male nurses, do they?

mdmkay
04-14-2005, 08:58 AM
AT least the next time someone tells you to go play in traffic and make sure a bus hits you. Smile at them and say..."Good idea but I've been there done that"
pause...while looking up and down, then say....now what are going to be able to do to top that?